Black Tuesday
The Bruery

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The Bruery
California, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #33
Ranked #112
4.54 | pDev: 9.47%
Apr 22, 2023
Jul 18, 2009
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Notes: Our infamous Black Tuesday is an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels for over a year. Rich caramel, toasted malt, vanilla, burnt wood and anise are just a few of the many flavors in this rich, decadent imperial stout.

2009: 19.5% ABV
2010: 18.2% ABV
2011: 18.3% ABV
2012: 19.2% ABV
2013: 18.9% ABV
2014: 19.7% ABV
2015: 19.9% ABV
2016: 20.3% ABV
2017: 19.5% ABV
2018: 19.5% ABV
2019: 19.4% ABV
2020: 19.3% ABV
2021: 18.9%
2022: 19.7%
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Rated: 4.73 by dan_amdg from Illinois

Apr 22, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts

Apr 08, 2023
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

4.47/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured at 54°. Black body with some ruby see-through and good clarity; light brown rocky head dissolved quickly leaving no cap retention, ring nor lace; thick legs sheet the glass on swirl. Nose is bourbon and black licorice; boozy hot retro nasal; molasses as beer warms. Bourbon and bittersweet dark chocolate entry; oaky vanilla; molasses middle; hot phenolic finish. Hot mouth warmth from 18.9% abv; alcohol bite on tip and sides of tongue; full, non adjuncty body; silky feel, light carbonation; barrel dry finish. Overall, you better like boozy (and I do); layers of base and barrel flavors which are well balanced all but for the alcohol which is hot; dry oaky linger; definitely a beer to be enjoyed one sip at a time.
Mar 11, 2023
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Reviewed by Resistance88 from California

3.53/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
2014 Bruery Black Tuesday

Seen these on shelves for $50 dollars and it honestly just tastes like Deths Tar just a bit thinner and a bit less sweety but more boozy even after 8+years .
Poured out very light brown( i expected a darker and thicker pour for obvious reasons)and settles dark brown into glass. No head whatsoever. A lil bit of bubbles swimmin up like salmon .

Tastes is dark chocolate, caramel , big dark fruit and heavily roasted malts with a harsh boozy finish. Nothing special.
Way too boozy as well. I feel the burn in my stomach from each sip and it gotten bit overwhelming after 4 sips.
Mouthfeel is too thin for the high abv in my opinion.

Always wanted to try this one and very happy I did. To whoever sent me this one a million thanks cuz Much happier i didn't get suckered in to paying what those bastards are asking for these bottles .

I'm not afan of The Bruery mainly cuz of the prices they charge( i get it gotta pay for barrel storage)and weird ass beers they make , but may buy one So Happens It's Tuesday once a year in pint can .

Overall I can see why no ones gives a fuck about these guys anymore. This is nothing special compared to a lot of stuff on shelves now and tastes way too hot even after 8 years. Makes sense why most members of their beerclub have 750s spoiling in their cellars cuz this is hard to finish and can't imagine getting through half the bottle alone.

Update : still have 1/3rd of the bottle in my fridge 3 days later cuz i didn't wanna drink anymore.
The price they charge for these is a crime.

Pro Tip: If you been wondering about this and don't wanna buy cuz of the price tag just buy a bottle of bourbon ... you'll be better off
Jan 24, 2023
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

4.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Sampled at Cigar City Brewing’s El Catador Club XV bottle share party.
2021 vint. 750 ml bottle.
Poured a hit into a logoed Cigar City taster’s glass. Little spritz of head doesn’t last at all.
Smell is bourbon heavy chocolate, vanilla bean pod, prunes, vapor of alcohol.
Taste threw me back a step with a full assault of molasses, creme de cacao, dark malt, coffee and oak barrel.,. then the 19% ABV let me know who the boss is.
Feel is mighty mighty and thick. Tounge tar. Rich as Musk. Low carb.
Overall, Damn. I stood there and refilled my 4 ounce taster’s glass couple of times more and had to go sit down. Drink some agua. Serious barrel aged Big Stout.,.
Jan 22, 2023
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Reviewed by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours deep dark brown. Aroma is incredible combination of vanilla, brown sugar, dark chocolate & lots of bourbon. Taste follows nose with caramel and fruit notes. Very complex, well balanced and unbelievable. Mouthfeel is medium to full & very smooth. Well worth the wait to finally get to drink this stout.
Jan 14, 2023
Rated: 4.7 by Affinity from Missouri

Dec 23, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by robertm2152 from Illinois

Dec 22, 2022
Rated: 4.52 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Nov 25, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Gkruszewski from New York

Nov 22, 2022
Rated: 4.83 by dontknojack from Louisiana

Nov 07, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by RMW66 from Australia

Oct 29, 2022
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Reviewed by mwilbur from Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2021 vintage. Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours an extremely dark brown hue with 1/2 inch fizzy dark mocha head that quickly recedes.
S: Dark chocolate, strong bourbon, brown sugar, vanilla, leather, and molasses.
T: Dark chocolate, a burst of dark dried fruit, bourbon, oak, vanilla, toasted caramel malt, crème brûlée, and a vinous note around the edges. With warming, anise and almond notes emerge.
M: Heavy body. Extremely smooth and supple feel. Layers of dark sweetness. Plush vinous feel too. A surprising bit of cola fizziness. Lingering spicy warmth. ABV is well hidden, but potent at 18.9%!
D: Such an excellent sipper! Layered and potent. Love the vinous element.
Oct 23, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by smithj4 from New York

Oct 10, 2022
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From the 750 ml bottle in a snifter via Bluejacket74! Many thanks for this beast!
This monster pours a dark brownish black with a moderate head of light brown
foam that settles to a thick ring that dissipates to a thin ring with no lacing....but
give it a swirl and this one has some nice legs! Bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark roasted
goodness, dark bakers chocolate, dark coffee, raisins, and astringent booze notes.
Flavors nail it! Dark bakers chocolate in bathed in rich bourbon, vanilla, oak, rich
char, dark berry notes of blackberry and raspberry, brewers licorice, and dark bread.
Excellent mouth feel for such a beast-----smooth, rich, coating, full body, light
carbonation with subtle lift, and a warming, bourbon forward, bitter roasted
malt finish that is medium dry.

Overall-----phew! What a brew!

Sep 24, 2022
Rated: 4 by mpenske from California

Sep 09, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by wshinevar from Massachusetts

Jun 15, 2022
Rated: 4.49 by Chuckg93 from Oregon

Jun 13, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by rstump24 from Ohio

Mar 13, 2022
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Reviewed by zonker17 from Texas

4.72/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
2013 in 2022. 8 plus years and zero signs of oxidation. Very dark brown. Nose has light cinnamon behind big bourbon. Super boozy, notes of chocolate and molasses. Big body and medium carbonation with tongue numbing alcohol. Dream ale.
Mar 13, 2022
Rated: 4.96 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Mar 11, 2022
Rated: 4.54 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Feb 14, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by BSW from California

Feb 08, 2022
Rated: 5 by birdsellam from Indiana

Jan 25, 2022
Rated: 4.54 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 19, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by odenbr12 from New Jersey

Dec 31, 2021
Rated: 4 by McBraniel from Virginia

Dec 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.96/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Received this beauty from Dimidiata in an LIF connected to NBS BIF #14 - and she wasn't even part of that BIF!
Poured into a stout snifter the color of black coffee while being poured, looked onyx black with enticing looking light brown foam *trying* to form a head but failing, leaving a ring of foam around the edge.
The aroma is amazing, and my sense of smell is poor. Bourbon soaked oak, figs or prunes, molasses, leather all roll up into one delectable aroma, though from the description, I wouldn't have thought so. (Leather? Huh)
The taste is somehow sublime and over the top. Sublime in layers, the fig and/or prune flavor rises and falls through the chocolate and coffee and char that swirl in, all of which are supplanted by a powerful bourbon laced malty wonderful that is the body of this beer. At 19.5% ABV I was expecting heat from the raw alcohol, but that aspect is all but gone.
The feel is definately viscous, and rightfully so. Almost overly so. Just a bit. But that's a tiny quibble.
OA, Wow, really tasty.
Dec 22, 2021
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle, 2021 vintage, bottled 09/13/21, 18.9% ABV. Served in a Black Tuesday chalice, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that stuck around a little bit. There's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is strong, the brew smells like vanilla, bourbon, molasses, figs, dark chocolate, cream, roasted malt and some licorice. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some burnt/charred malt, oak, booze, earthy, dark bread and coffee flavors. There's a lot going on with this brew! Mouthfeel/body is full, it's slick and syrupy with a low/moderate amount of carbonation. Has a boozy kick but it's still pretty drinkable for being that strong. Some more age wouldn't hurt this brew at all. I thought this was a pretty good imperial stout, definitely worth trying if you're into big barrel aged imperial stouts!
Dec 21, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin

Nov 28, 2021
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle received in Bif13 from @colts9016

Brewers Notes: Our infamous Black Tuesday is an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels for over a year. Rich caramel, toasted malt, vanilla, burnt wood and anise are just a few of the many flavors in this rich, decadent imperial stout.

2020: 19.3% ABV

#20 ranked stout
#63 overall ranked beer on BA

Chilled bottle rested in my beer fridge for a special event. Thanksgiving table is set , let’s get after it

Poured into a Spiegelau stout glass , one finger brown foam cap , quickly recedes to a ring over a dark cola red brown liquid

Aroma is bourbon, tobacco, leather , char, roasted malts

Taste is bourbon, char, oak, roasted malts , licorice

Fizzy , sudsy mouthfeel, relatively light mouthfeel for a 19% abv beer, boozy but without the heat

Good beer , thanks Jammin!!
Nov 24, 2021
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

4.7/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours close to jet black, small cap of tan head that settles to a thin ring; streaks of ruby when held up to light. Nose has huge notes of leather, molasses, and tobacco; bourbon and barrel notes come secondary as it warms, along with a bit of dark fruit. Taste is super complex, but definitely reflects the aroma - lots of leather, hearty, salty, iron-rich blackstrap molasses, Australian licorice; as it warms, more heat from the barrel, vanilla, char. Mouthfeel is very full, but with a small punch of small carbonation. Despite the warming heat, it hides its alcohol very well. Overall, definitely worth its reputation.
Nov 21, 2021
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Look - Black and thick with a slight head
Smell -bourbon caramel wood with a slight chocolate
Taste - booze booze booze... roasty caramel bourbon and chocolate
Feel - prtty full with a surpriseing carb
Overall -less than I expected but still really good
Nov 14, 2021
Rated: 3.39 by Bugsmcl from Ohio

Nov 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
I’m reviewing the booziest BT ever…20.3%…I can’t feel my face….this is massive, a true heavy hitter…this is a special one, wow…no words…so sweet, so complex, it’s difficult to assign a score to a beer like this. It’s truly perfect. The epitome of the craft. This is craft beer. More will come from this…I have the 2014+ vintages
Oct 28, 2021
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Rated by bronxbommers from North Carolina

4.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
one of the best stouts you will ever had
Oct 14, 2021
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Rated by Dillpickle315 from Colorado

4.91/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Such a great beer. For such a high abv it is surprisingly smooth. Rich chocolate flavor balanced with the barrel.
Aug 21, 2021
Rated: 5 by JAWS from New York

Aug 18, 2021
Rated: 4.66 by CAcker from California

Aug 09, 2021
Rated: 4.67 by WormGod from New York

Aug 02, 2021
Black Tuesday from The Bruery
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